not a myth... she really is a magical baby momma unicorn. 🦄💞🦄
never thought I'd love rocks and poke-y plants as much as I do...happy and strange to call arizona home. ❤🌵🏔 #driesbachadventures
I'm always trying my best to create portraits that are as beautiful + unique + colorful + memorable as the people's hearts I am photographing. and if I'm being honest, I don't always succeed. and I think most photographers don't always succeed. but it's those moments + single frames, much like a blind squirrel finding that nut, that I come close to every great once in awhile and keeps me always looking for and anticipating and chasing after. I think that every photographer that is in search of creating great portraits tries for that elusive tap into the heart of their subject moment...the inner beauty stuff...the real stuff. the stuff we photographers try to achieve and depicting in a single portrait but most times find it hard to show in one frame. which is why I love this whole session. there is 100% no.freaking.way. that you could take one portrait of this beauty and call it done. she is a very reason people describe beauty and personality like this and equate it to seeing a shooting star...because that's what she is. a rare, beautiful, sparkling, full of life/energy/fun/joy, beautiful, + thoughtful shooting star woman that you feel lucky to have gotten to see and love up close and in person...love you, clo. p.s. more from her senior session is up on the blog! ♡
🌵cacti? cactuses? cactus'? cactus? 😉 asking for a friend. no matter what they're called, kylie makes them look good and I loved hanging with her. more of her senior session first look just hit the blog if you're into more. ☺🌵🌳
twenty four hours with my best girl... with my favorite girl. ♡ #maddiejessie #driesbachadventures
so I did a thing. I blogged this beautiful day. yep, I suuuuure did. ♡
best. day. ♡ you chloe. first look is up on the blog if you wanna see more from her senior session today.
#ontuesdayswespeaktruth. it's going to be asked so I'll head you off before you ask it...why #ontuesdayswespeaktruth? because transparency takes practice for me, because I'm constantly being taught by Him but usually am hesitant to talk about it, because social media should be more than showing you my latest work - it should show you pieces of me and hopefully at its end goal, leads to encouragement or deeper thought. so this week, my truth is cynicism has slowly been creeping up on me. I'm reading through 'a praying life' and this week in particular about what being a cynic is. cynicism begins with the wry assurance that everyone has an angle. the cynic is always observing, critiquing, but never engaged, loving and hoping. I have always tended to be more of an optimist which is something I'm thankful for. but the longer I do life, the more that optimism is tested. I'm slowly learning that if my optimism is rooted in my 'can-do-ness' or in my perceived 'goodness of people', my optimism is set up to be shattered on repeat. and shattered optimism sets itself up to fall into defeated weariness and then eventually, cynicism. so what do I do? 1. trust God. He sees what I see. In fact, He sees beyond what I see and can see the whole story and is trustworthy to be at work on a grand scale. 2. constantly relearn hope. hebrews 13:20-21 3. cultivate a childlike optimism. C.S.Lewis reflected: 'those who will never be fooled can never be delighted because without self forgetfulness there can be no delight.' 4. be thankful. thankfulness isn't a matter of forcing myself to see the happy side of life...that's returning to naive optimism. being thankful restores the natural order of my dependence on God. ﹰalso, these trees remind me of two things one, steadfast and two, I'm going to return here. ♡ #driesbachadventures
no matter how big or small your wedding day is, a smile as big as erin's should be #weddinggoals for your day! congratulations Paul + Erin! their @agritopiaweddings day's first look just landed on the blog this morning! ♡!
I've been trying to wrap my head and heart around the new reality that the families of south florida are facing this morning and I just can't...my heart literally aches and tears flow when I think of mom's and dad's waking up this morning without one of their babies with them. I did my best to push fear aside as I dropped m+m off at school this morning... squeezing them just a little bit tighter and longer. lamentations 3:31-58...I don't have many words this morning except Lord, please have mercy and come soon.